Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:17 am Wednesday, 6 October 2021.

VIGOROUS WESTERLY WINDS ABOUT THE SOUTHERN RANGES

Weather Situation: An approaching cold front will see increased winds about the southern ranges later tonight peaking into Thursday morning. The cold front looks to pass the south later on Thursday morning, with winds easing in its wake.

Above 1900m:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 125 km/h are likely to develop from late tonight, peaking on early Thursday morning.

Above 1700m:

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h are possible at times, most likely on early Thursday morning.

Winds are expected to ease into Thursday morning as the cold front moves away from the area.

Locations which may be affected include Mount Ginini, Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass and Thredbo

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.